New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a new tool for users interested in knowing whether their identity was stolen and used to fraudulently support the FCC's attack on popular net neutrality rules. The NY AG's office announced earlier this month that it was investigating identity theft and comment fraud during the FCC's public comment period. Researchers have noted repeatedly how "someone" used a bot to fill the comment proceeding with bogus support for the FCC plan, with many of the names being those of folks who'd never heard of net neutrality -- or were even dead.
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I followed the links to the New York AG's web site, and from there searched on my family name. I found my personal name and address on a FCC comment stating that I favored killing net neutrality, which is the opposite of my actual opinion.
It turns out that I was wise to search on only my family name, as "my" comment was posted using my first name and family name. This is another tip that it was a fraudulent comment, since my middle name has been used for me since my birth many decades ago.
- Tom -
I found 2 listings for my name, but the addresses were in 2 other states. I'm guessing my e-mail address wasn't used.
Searching for my name on Google turns up at least 5 other people.
Don't be so sure that the net neutrality rules are "popular"!
No, you're right. They're not popular. Not popular to Verizon, to Comcast, Time Warner, or any other ISP in the country. They're not popular to Ajit Pai, and he's been in bed with Verizon for so long the two are joined at the hip.
But the average Internet user certainly believes they are popular. And the will of the people should be listened to, so long as it's a proven fact they're not a bot. Problem is, Pai is in no hurry to have that fact proven, since it would destroy his narrative.
Whatever the reasons are behind Pai's rules, it's certainly not in our best interests. Just like tax reform, we lose out at the expense of the plutocracy.
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Thanks for the link - I found my name (though the first name was slightly mi-spelled) & full address on the site. The views posted were 180 degrees from the way I actually feel - so I submitted a report on the page to let them know.
At least now I know why I see all these stories about "public opinion polls say " Yada Yada.., when my gut-feel is that the opposite is true.... lots of this kind of crap going on.
the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. http://fortune.com/2017/11/23/net-neutrality-explained-what-...
... now allows big tlcos to sell your info to whom they like.
My name wasn't on the list.
I'm not on the list.
Net Neutrality a question of who better to decide content, the ISP's or the consumer.
Unfortunately, my name shows up so many times that I cannot easily tell if I am on the list. It appears that you have to click on each name to see additional information that would provide address and state.
I did not find any listing that matched me, but sooo many left to search.
I also checked the list and found I wasn't on it.
Found my name multiple times (25ish I think) but when checking each one found them to be in other states. As a side not could tell some were simple "canned" responses, word for word, of others.
Like all meals, computers, cars, and homes are equal.
I'm an "average Internet user" and I certainly believe they are NOT popular.
I'm in the same boat
I didn't find my name, but it's disturbing that the potential for fraud, and disinterest of the FCC, is high enough for the NYAG to take this step. Clearly it's time to step back and investigate, rather than for Ajit Pai to plow ahead with his plan to kill net neutrality.
In case anybody else stumbles on this -- if you signed a CREDO petition *in support* of net neutrality, that filing should also match your search. Make sure to read carefully any matches to make sure they're putting your name on what you really meant to agree with.
Oh yes, I forgot. You keep asking people about how their off topic discussions have anything to do with POI Factory. That's something an "average" Internet user would do.
In all seriousness, you are a minority. If you are actually siding with the FCC on this issue, then perhaps you can explain to the audience why you believe you are right and the majority wrong? Because as it stands right now, all available evidence shows that the Open Internet Order of 2015 has not affected the ISPs in the way this FCC Commissioner claims they have.
This will be going to court, guaranteed. And the FCC I believe will lose.
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